Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) honored Draper Laboratory and two individual employees during its annual volunteer recognition event on May 11.
CSV honored Rick Flanagan, Draper’s manager of information systems, with the Mack I. Davis II Award, the organization’s highest honor. CSV also recognized Drew Crete, Draper’s audiovisual and photography operations manager, for four years of volunteer service, and awarded a certificate of appreciation to Draper for enabling its employees to volunteer.
Flanagan, Crete, and Draper were recognized for participation in the Key Pal program, a CSV-facilitated effort that matches Draper, IBM and MIT employees as email pen pals with sixth-graders from the Kennedy-Longfellow School in east Cambridge to coach writing skills.
Draper co-founded the Key Pal program, which is now in its 16thyear, and provides funding in addition to volunteers.